I'm using "Long text with summary" fields for some different content types.

Right now the summaries are rendered until the first
-tag (the web site already contains ~5000 nodes) but I would like to use a token created by a module that I'm currently using for the meta description of each page.

How can I use a token to display a nodes summary in a standard taxonomy node listing?

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Assuming you're using Drupal 7, you can change how the content type is displayed in 'manage display'. You need to make sure you are using the correct view mode (probably teaser) which can be selected in the top left. You can then set the format to 'Summary or trimmed' and adjust the trim length by clicking the cog button. enter image description here

  • Yes I'm using Drupal 7
    – tirithen
    Aug 29, 2012 at 7:18
  • Hi there, I've added some more information as I don't think I answered the question fully!
    – splatio
    Aug 29, 2012 at 7:20
  • While this might work I would like to use a module I'm already using for the meta description tag that breaks near a character count but at a sentence break. The module creates a token, could that token be selected some way in the 'manage display' settings. I can't see it there now.
    – tirithen
    Aug 29, 2012 at 8:10
  • Hmm, if you're wanting to heavily customise the taxonomy listing pages I'd recommend replacing them with views. There's already a view built for this - it's listed at the bottom of the admin/structure/views page. I'm not sure of the details of the module you're using but I'd have thought that should allow you to output the data you need.
    – splatio
    Aug 29, 2012 at 8:46

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